Ambassador

H.E. Mr. MIKAYEL MINASYAN 

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to the Holly See

Date of Birth:

October 01, 1977
Nationality: Armenian

EDUCATION

2001-2004
Ph.D. in Historical Sciences, Institute of History at National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia
Subject: “The Armenian Question and Armenian Church, 1877-1878”

1996-2000 Laurea Magistrale cum laude (BA+MA) in International Relations and Diplomacy, University of Trieste/Gorizia School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Italy

Final dissertation: “Geo-strategic and geopolitical dynamics in Caucasus”
Final grade: 110/110, with honors

1993-1996 Italian Scientific Lyceaum Bacalaureat, “Moorat-Raphael” Armenian College, Venice/Italy

WORK EXPERIENCE

1999- 2000 University of Trieste/Gorizia School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Italy 

Project leader, professional training for junior diplomats from Armenia, jointly with the MFA of Italy

1999-2002 Staff of Demetrio Volcic, MEP (Vice-Chair of the EU-S.Caucasus Delegation of the European Parliament), European Parliament, Brussels/Strasbourg,
Consultant for the EU-S.Caucasus relations

2000-2003 Preparatory Committee of the European Movement International in Armenia,
Founder and director of the European Movement in Armenia

2005-2013  Honorary General Consul of the Republic of San Marino in Armenia

2007- 2008 Staff of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Senior adviser to the Prime Minister

2008- 2012 Presidential Administration of the Republic of Armenia
First deputy-Chief of Staff
2013 Armenia's first resident ambassador to the Holy See

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:

Armenian  Mother tongue
Russian Fluent
Italian Fluent
English Fluent
French Working knowledge